For the festival of kites known as Uttarayan or Sankrat, in Gujarat almost all Guajaratis are used to prepare this crispy Til chikki. Til chikki is very nutritious because of the combination of sesame seeds and jaggery. Til Chikki is good source of iron and minerals. These crispy sweet crackers are usually made from jaggery and sometimes people use sugar instead of jaggery while making til chikki. You can also use other ingredients like peanuts, almonds and cashew for more variations of chikki. I m sure your family members and kids will definitely love it.

Til Chikki

Til Chikki ( Healthy Sesame Crackers )
 
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For the festival of kites known as Uttarayan or Sankrat, in Gujarat almost all Guajaratis are used to prepare this crispy Til chikki. Til chikki is very nutritious because of the combination of sesame seeds and jaggery.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 18 - 20 pieces
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sesame seeds ( til )( roasted)
  • ¾ cup jaggery ( mashed and tightly packed )
  • 1 tsp ghee
Instructions ( 1 cup = 250 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml)
  1. Dry roast the sesame seeds ( til ).
  2. Grease the marble and rolling pin with oil.
  3. Heat ghee in heavy bottom based kadai or pan.
  4. Add jaggery.
  5. Cook on medium high flame for 2 min or till jaggery become very light and fluffy.
  6. Cook on slow flame for 1 - 2 min or till jaggery become dark brown in color. Continuously stir it.
  7. Add til. Turn off flame. Quickly mix well.
  8. Pour this mixture on greased marble.
  9. Allow it to cool for 40-50 sec only.
  10. Apply some water on your palm and finger.
  11. Tap the mixture with hand to give round shape.
  12. Quickly roll it into thin and even surface.
  13. Immediately cut til chikki into desire shape using pizza cutter or knife. ( preferred size : 5cm x 5cm )
  14. Store til chikki into air tight container and enjoy this crispy til chikki while kite flying.